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LONG BLOG

Cblogs of 01/13/2010 + Sykisms

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Recaps are a little late due to my shitty router not letting my computer onto the internet for an hour.

This is a link to Jonathan Coulton's greatest hits album on Spotify (Europe only). You're welcome. Unlike SOME ARTISTS he hasn't pulled his music from the service. Plus he's totally better than those jumped up pricks.

I also want to put an idea to you, with Dtoid officially down to just 1 podcast and the community podcasts trickled down to 1 as well (it's a little sad when Failcast is the last man standing) would anyone here be interested in a DtoidUK podcast?

Also it's totally my birthday on Monday. I'll be 21, scary thought.



* - When Niero says you're on a roll, you're on a fecking roll
* - Great article about why games are not art
* - How to use a Dtoid Google Group, like the cool sexy kids (ie: DtoidUK) use



A - Thoughts on the MMO 2.0, which is think comes pretty close to what CCP are trying to do with the EVE FPS
A - And to follow, how current MMOs can become more 'dynamic' (damn I hate that word)
A - Rock Band 2, the most beloved and critically acclaimed music game in ages is underrated. Yep.
A - 5 game design problems
M - There be deadly times ahead
S - Aniwednesday is ending Hellsing tonight
S - First in a series of articles about why we play games



C - Ygro Wok is giving away 3 NES classics as part of Goodwill Hunting



C - Are airports the last bastion of the arcade? (also see: bowling alley)
C - Nilcam is looking forward to the 26th
C - If your Wii game didn't sell, maybe it's your fault
C - Ygro also wants to know if anyone's interested in a Sega only podcast
S - Tales from just watching someone else play
S - Angra talks of a college meeting he went to



N - It's Trogday, so an episode of the abysmal Strong Bad game is free
T - A bit of a text wall here but some decent thoughts on PC kart racer Zero Gear (think a lightweight ModNation Racers)
T - Star Trek Online: Day 1
T - Damn, Agius got on the FFXIII party bus and gives us some thoughts on the game's 'Paradigm Shift' battle system
V - New No More Heroes Paradise trailer, also an incredible call
V - This guy's doing it properly now, 5 toughest 2D challenges



S - King got his Secret Santa stuff



C - Billy Mays tribute, we have an embed function on the cblogs you know
C - PARAGRAPHS DAMMIT



F - I hereby promise that the next fail-free day will be rewarded/punished with photos of me doing some male nerdcore.
F - An entry for Jim's Darksiders contest, but supreme embed fail
F - Also, Ewoks
F - A copy-pasta press release is not a blog, especially if you're quoting yourself in it

>NJ

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